Get the Golf GTI Instead
August 5, 2018
If you had the choice to buy a Golf TDI or a Golf GTI, you'd go for the TDI if you were a bit daft and one of those people who look for fuel efficiency when purchasing a car. But if you had half a brain and you wanted a fun little hot hatchback, you'd go for the GTI.
Recently, I test drove a Golf TDI, and I found myself longing for a GTI. Yes, both cars look the same, and if you're not really a car nut like me, you might not know the difference. However, there is a crucial difference. One car is for green eco-friendly people, and the other is for petrolheads. Petrolheads don't want a car that does a million miles to the gallon, they want a car that leaves Greenpeace violently angry, and shaking their heads in confusion. Sadly, there are more people who care more about trees than horsepower or speed. So, I'm afraid that now I'll have to write a review of the Golf TDI to make Greenpeace happy-ish.
To tell you the truth, there's nothing too overly exciting about the car. It hasn't got enough horsepower, even for the eco-friendly nutters. And, I'm afraid it's the same story with the torque and top speed. So, the new TDI isn't even good enough for the tree people. Basically, what VW have done is make a car for a market that doesn't exist. Now more than ever, because of the emissions scam.